Civil War, Paperback
4 out of 5 (8 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9780785121794



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From a writerly perspective, this is a bit frustrating. There's nothing wrong with it, really, but with a premise that immaculate they could have done so much more. And it's really unfortunate that they fell into the comic guy trap of making one side the "villains." How much more interesting if it wasn't "look at all these awful things Iron Man and Reed are doing," but instead "fictionalization of major real issue! Make up your own mind!" Still, lots of great moments.

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Miller and McNiven put the familiar Marvel Superheroes into a very unfamiliar setting, pitting two groups in superheroes in an idealogical battle against each other. McNiven's art is almost photo-realistic and will appeal to most comic and manga fans. The story is filled with parallels to current politics and can generate great discussion. Both factions are convinced they are right, and readers can debate which side they agree with. A great story, and a great discussion tool.

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The art was nice and the story had great potential but it ended up being a huge let down.

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Much better than the video game.

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I don't know what I expected here.<br/><br/>This was a colossal letdown. To be truthful, I was pretty bored reading this. I read a few reviews from people on here that suggested reading a few of the other individual "Civil War" issues as they more or less, fill in some gaps.<br/><br/>I had this gut feeling that I wasn't really going to understand what was going on here. With all these other story lines running on the side in individual series', I wasn't sure where to start. Hey, it's not rocket science; I did manage to get the gist of it but I failed to see the point. I didn't quite understand why they needed to kick the crap out of each other! Especially considering the way it ends. I also hated <spoiler> Iron Man bringing in several super-villains to aid him in his arrest of Captain America and his rebel forces</spoiler>.<br/><br/>The idea was extremely interesting and I kept thinking how I would have written it or pulled it off. I had a few scenarios in my head but nothing seemed interesting. It's hard to really pin-point my problem with the series but I'm hoping someone can guide me in the right direction. Do I need to read the others? Is there something I'm missing?<br/><br/>

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